One among the several avataras of Lord Parameswara is that as Sankara Bhagavatpada. In this avatara, He showed the way to annihilate the six enemies within:Arishadvarga. His advice to mankind is that with limitless devotion to God, one can conquer these six enemies within.
Adi Sankara mainly taught mankind the importance of bhakti or devotion and vedanta. Jagadguru Srungeri Mahaswami blesses all to realize this well and celebrate the jayanti of this great personage in a fitting manner. Let all of us celebrate Sankara Jayanti by chanting and listening to Sri Sankarachary Ashtottarasatanaamaavali for peace and bliss.